Hungering and Thirsting
For Righteousness

 

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THE INIQUITY OF THE WOMAN

 

You will recall what the lady rightly stated regarding Satan and the woman.  She wrote:

 

It seems to me a spiritual “Eve” was created when prideful and vain-filled Lucifer wanted equality with God and couldn't have it, and creation was an attestation of the battle in the heavenlies.  And, Satan is still using woman to serve his evil purposes.  That makes me want to put on an apron and SERVE.  That is all I can do being found in the body of a woman, and RESIST with all I am prideful vanity and trying to be “like man.“

 

Being that Yahshua came to serve and not to be served, taking on the role of the woman, there is no higher calling and reward than being faithful in that place.  In this regard, let us consider in a more literal translation the exhortation to women in 1 Peter 3:3-6:

 

Let not your behavior be the external braiding of the hair and putting on gold jewelry or putting on worldly garments; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of costly value before God.  For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands; just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.

 

But as we have seen and is addressed in The Curse on the Woman, Yahweh cursed the woman with the following:

 

“. . . your desire will be for the place of your husband, and he will rule over you” [Genesis 3:16].

 

This has been the iniquity of the woman ever since the Garden, and is never more evidenced than today in the fruits of Eveonian feminism—in the home, in society, in civil governance and law, and in the church.  Feminism is rampant!  And as well, Isaiah 3:12 clearly expresses the fulfillment of this curse:

 

O My people!  Their oppressors are children, and women rule over them.  O My people!  Those who guide you lead you astray and confuse the direction of your paths.

 

Why do we concentrate on women in this section?  Because, as attested in the original Garden and in the passage in Isaiah, women clearly have a leading role in the moral corruption of society today.  Add to this their great propensity towards vanity, and their present rampant shameful and destructive immodesty, women today have not only listened to the serpent, but like Eve they have become the serpent!  Just as the woman noted above, “Satan is still using woman to serve his evil purposes.”  Again, “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done.  So there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9).  As it occurred in the Garden, . . . so it is being repeated today.  And, just like with any illness, if you want to be healed, you have to know the cause of the problem.  The Garden tells us the problem, and we are wise to learn from it.

 

We noted that 2 Timothy 3:1 and 3 literally reads: 

 

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be . . . devils.

 

The Greek word used here for “devils” is, of course, diabolos.”  We also noted that it is the only word translated “devil”—thirty-four times.  Furthermore, we find that there are only three times when it is translated otherwise, and in all three it is translated “malicious gossips” (NAS) or “slanderers.”  In addition to the above verse in 2 Timothy, what are the other two places where this is found?

 

First though, in 1 Timothy 3:6-7, we read concerning an overseer, that he is not to be a “new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.  And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.”  Here again, of course, this is the word “diabolos.”

 

But most interestingly, only four verses later we read concerning the wives of deacons:

 

Wives must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things [1 Timothy 3:11].

 

Yet, if we stay with the translation of “diabolos” four verses earlier, as well as the other thirty-two times where “diabolos” is translated devil, then we read:

 

Wives must likewise be dignified, not devils, but temperate, faithful in all things.

 

Finally, the third time “diabolos” is translated “malicious gossips” is in Titus 2:3.  And here again, it is in regard to women, this time to older women:

 

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good . . . .

 

But, staying with the near-exclusive translation of “diabolos,” we read:

 

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not devils nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good . . . .

 

Thus we see that we are warned once regarding those in the last days, that they will be devils; and twice there are warnings for women not to be devils.  Given that, with just cause, there is more than twice the amount of instruction in the New Testament to women than there is to men (click here to see this detailed comparison), and that twice women are warned not to be devils, and that Eve became the serpent to Adam in the Garden, then this fulfillment spoken of by that lady is most certain:  And, Satan is still using woman to serve his evil purposes.”  And again, this is particularly the fate in these difficult last days, evidenced so clearly in so many ways.  Ladies, don’t be devils!

 

Though evidenced moreso in women because of their governmental place and inherent propensity, their weakness, and the curse upon them, weakness can be evidenced in both men and women, and most assuredly in and through a failed or failing society.  Remember, man is the created, the female, and God is the Creator, the male.  Therefore, man is inherently weak and given to error. 

 

Let’s look at this matter another way.  If God created two worlds, and on one He was there and personally ruled, and on the other man ruled and He was not there, which world do you think would succeed, and which would fail?  Which world would you choose?  Without a doubt, the one where God ruled would succeed, and the one where man ruled would fail.  Why?  Because God is the greater, even the Creator, and man is the weaker, the created.

 

In equal regard, on this earth there are the same like options.  Even as there is the correlation of God and man, so there is the like correlation of the man and the woman.  Man came out of God, and the woman came out of the man.  And the curse on the woman is that she wants to be in the place of the man.  Therefore, anytime the woman is equal to the man and governs, it is like man wanting to be equal to God, and will be just as it is written in Isaiah 3:12 and is a curse.  Are men perfect in governing?  We have already seen that man is equally cursed, from the fall, and he is destined to fail.  However, that alone being bad enough, the failure is compounded all the more by adding to governance the failure of the woman. 

 

Providing further evidence of this, in Ecclesiastes 7:29 we read, “Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”  So, with the fall, man is indeed corrupt.  But, in the immediately preceding verse we read of this contrast of men and women:  I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these.”  Remember, this is the Bible, the word of God, that makes this important and instructive distinction; and we would all be wise, as wise as Solomon who wrote this, to recognize and heed its truth.  Even immediately preceding this, Solomon wrote, and is MOST relevant to the wholly destructive effects of feminism:

 

What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious.  Who can discover it?  [Even Eveonian feminism.]  I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.  [Feminism.]  And I discovered more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, whose hands are chains.  [Feminism.]  One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her [vss. 24-26].

 

This highly compounding failure and evil effected through deceptive Eveonian feminism is most certainly evidenced today in a multitude of ways!  And in Solomon fashion, think about it.  Man is already in a fallen state; so when the woman steps into his place of governance, not only does she abandon the home and leave it to destruction, but she compounds the destructive results greatly by bringing into governance the effects of the curse of Genesis 3:16.  It is difficult enough and fraught with enough troubles just for fallen man to be ruling; but to bring in the curse of the woman seeking his place, is even more certain disaster!  It feminizes government so that it is no longer masculine law, but sinful homosexuality—one and the same sex. 

 

Remember, God made the man separate from Him, and the woman separate from the man.  Women becoming equal to men corrupts law, which must stand alone as head.  As much as women today vainly and foolishly want to be equal to men, by doing so they completely destroy posterity and what is right.  It is just and wise to note that our nation, and the world, would not be experiencing the great degree of destructive practices evidenced today, if women had stayed at home and were not allowed to get involved in governance and the man’s workplace.

 

Some women undoubtedly think that staying at home is a waste or loss of talent, and that all that women have done for supposed good by abandoning their place would have otherwise never be done.  But, look at all the overwhelming destruction instead!  Destruction of the home, of the family, the murder of millions of children, countless destroyed lives, moral aberrance and immodesty, failed government, and most of all, setting society on a course that leads to its own destruction and God’s judgment.  Some will also say that financially, women have to work outside the home to make ends meet.  Well, women did not have to do so until feminism created the economic problems that threaten nations today.  This very necessity was created by the curse of the woman taking the place of the man in the first place!  So, like our compounding national debt, more of the same only makes the problem worse!

 

When the woman takes the rod of authority, which creation attests that she does not have the right to possess, like with Moses at the burning bush, it turns into a serpent!  The man alone has the right to take the rod, while the woman physically evidences that she lacks this right and the rod she holds is a serpent.  This, again, she has proven in the Garden.

 

Considering this matter further, in 1 Corinthians 11:3 we read of God’s divine governmental order:  “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.”  Thus we see that this order is: 

 

The Father

 

The Son

 

The man

 

The woman

 

Obviously, the Son does not compromise the Father’s government, nor will do so in the slightest regard.  But, this is not true with fallen man, nor even further so with the woman.   Let us see what this means relative to the man and the woman.

 

Anytime the female is involved in governance, it is one step further removed from the Father—diluting, complicating, manipulating, and corrupting the will and order of the Father.  With authority already given to the man to rule, this alone leads to certain error and corruption.  But, then add yet another step away from God, that being the woman, we now go two steps away from Him, which most certainly compounds the destructive effects all the more! 

 

Again, the Scriptures clearly speak to this one-step-away weakness afforded in the woman.  When Paul set forth the rightful requirement that a woman could not teach or exercise the authority of the man, he turned to the Garden testimony and justly related the following:

 

And it was not Adam who was deceived [apatao], but the woman being wholly deceived [exapatao], fell into transgression” [1 Timothy 2:14].

 

You will notice that the Greek word regarding Adam not being deceived is apatao.  But, when addressing the woman, it is now more than deceived:  now ex-apatao, or literally, wholly deceived!  Such is the state of the woman, who came out of man.

 

In this regard, remember, the correction that God gave to man in the Garden was:  Because you have listened to the voice of your wife/woman” (Genesis 3:17).  With this statement, He then cursed the man for doing so.  This same error is being repeated today, as men have listened to the voice of women.

 

So, when Adam listened to Eve, he effected that double step away from God.  Does this then mean that a man should never listen to his wife, or for that matter to women?  Not at all!  But there is a vital lesson and order to be learned and followed here.

 

We know that Abraham listened to his wife/woman, Sarah, and Ishmael, the son of the flesh, was born.  This is of course identical to what happened in the Garden, when Adam listened to Eve.  In fact, the Hebrew words are identical.  To Adam, God said, “Because you have listened to the voice (shaw-mahkole) of your wife/woman.”  And regarding Abraham listening to Sarah, it is written, “And Abram listened to the voice (shaw-mahkole) of Sarai” (Genesis 16:2).  In both cases the act was wrong and had unacceptable effects.

 

But, there was another occasion when Sarah spoke something to Abraham, and he did it and the outcome was correct (Genesis 21:9-12).  So, what was the difference?  Sarah told Abraham to drive out Hagar and Ishmael, and this greatly distressed him.  The difference here that made the outcome correct and not another Ishmael, was that God told Abraham to listen to Sarah, and do whatever she told him (vs. 12).  So on one occasion, as well as in the Garden, the man listened to the voice of his wife and failed to seek his own head, God.  In the second occasion, after hearing from Sarah, Abraham then heard from God, his head, and could thereby listen to the voice of his wife.  Herein is the great difference:  the man deferring to his Head who is above him, and not blindly deferring to his wife who is under him and his authority.  The man must always do the will of his Authority, and not blindly follow the will of his wife.  If his Authority says to listen to his wife, or to another woman, then most certainly he is to do so.  He continues to keep his headship with God, and not give himself over to the second step of the woman.  So, though man may not be perfect, he is one step closer to God in headship, which is absolutely critical—evidenced in the Garden and with Abraham.

 

Does this faithfulness and even ability as a man hold true with all individual men?  Absolutely not!  There are many men who are totally corrupted and even feminized and do not turn to Yahshua as their head and perform gross errors.  But corporately, this whole aspect of feminism TOTALLY violates God’s ordained order.  Corporately, the man is to rule, even though there are individual men who absolutely corrupt the system, as we have already seen in history.  But the reality is that the government of God is that men rule, and women submit to the men.  This is the ONLY system that works, albeit flawed by natural men.  But again, the faults of men are not solved by making it twice as bad and destructive by bringing women into the ordained place of the man. 

 

Likewise, there are individual women who are wiser than most men.  But the problems of society are not solved by making them an exception to God’s government.  They still need to occupy their place as a woman.  The government and order of God cannot be compromised just because there are some women who are wiser or more capable than other men.  The principle and divine order still holds—women are not to govern.  And the woman who is truly wise will recognize this order, and uphold the government of God and not try to usurp or stand in the place of the man.  She is indeed to resist the Genesis 3:16 curse on the woman and be a good example to other women.

 

And let us restate here as well:  when the woman seeks to take the place of the man, she is abandoning her God-given role as mercy and is unnaturally seeking to be law.  She compromises and abandons what she has to offer as being apart from yet before the man, making true fruitfulness impossible by the mixing of the two opposites.  She is seeking to be male and not female, committing homosexuality.  Women have done society a GREAT and fatal injustice by not remaining to be the fulfilling and completing and fruitful woman.  They have abandoned their place, which is addressed in the most revealing four-part video series titled, Abandoned! 

 

Most worthy and even essential to be noted here, one can be very certain that Satan will make it seem that feminism is working, and is even “fair” and good.  He does so in order to lure society into sin, death, and destruction.  Remember, he is the god and ruler of this world, which has been given over to him.  Of course, just as he tempted Eve, he rewards wrong with the purpose of corrupting and destroying what is right.  In truth though, he is setting a snare.  Satan makes sin pleasurable, and even acceptable.  How else would people continue to sin if it was not pleasurable?  It is the alluring deception that originated in the Garden.  And he even raises up religious leaders to justify sin so that he might dull the consciences and lull people into error, making error religious so that people are deceived into thinking that what they are doing is of God.  This is exactly what he did in killing Yahshua.  He deceives people so that they call good evil, and evil good.  And the blind and naēve and fleshly will gladly follow and justify all of their godless and worldly actions and practices.

 

So again, why do we focus on women here?  Because they are in fact the weaker (1 Peter 3:7), the easily deceived (1 Timothy 2:14), the ones who listened to Satan in the Garden, the ones who do not have the right to rule (1 Timothy 2:12), and given the opportunity do so to our destruction.  And in this role of proven and demonstrated failure, they in truth represent the failure of mankind and the church.  Yes, women are tragically and entirely and destructively failing.  Let us now address some of these specific failures and their consequences.  We will be brief with each matter so that they can be quickly set forth.

 

Today, while this is being written and published (July/August, 2012), the nations of the world are standing on the brink of a monetary Armageddon.  Whether it be Europe or the United Sates or Japan or other nations, the problem is overspending, primarily related to burgeoning entitlements.  So, how does this relate to women?

 

In the book, The Curse of 1920, beginning on page 40, there is a section on a report by John Lott and Dr. Larry Kenny titled, How Dramatically Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?  You can download a free PDF version of The Curse of 1920 to examine this report and more by clicking here.  We will be brief here—for you can read all about this in The Curse of 1920—but they set forth the findings of an exhaustive study on the effects of women’s suffrage on state spending and the size of government. 

 

What they found was that as soon as women were allowed to vote in a state, the cost and size of government ceased a path of decline and immediately and dramatically increased.  This factual information is clear and revealing evidence of the destructive effects of the woman standing in the place of the man.  Here is one of the charts from that report:

 

 

The authors noted:

 

State government expenditures declined for four of the five years before women began voting and expenditures reach their lowest point immediately before women were given the right to vote.  Within four years after women’s suffrage, expenditures had risen above their previous peak and, within eleven years, real per capita expenditures had more than doubled from $101 to $208.

 

You will notice the dramatic increase specifically at 1920 when women received the national right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.  This is one prong in the Curse of 1920 that has led to the demonstrative deterioration of society, not only in America but throughout the world.  Evidenced by what we see clearly attested here, this nation’s coming monetary Armageddon, as well as for that of the world, is a direct consequence of feminism.  The report continues:

 

Giving women the right to vote dramatically changed American politics from the very beginning.  Despite claims to the contrary, the gender gap is not something that has arisen since the 1970s.  Suffrage coincided with immediate dramatic increases in state government expenditures and revenue, and these effects continued growing as more women took advantage of franchise.  Similar changes occurred at the federal level as female suffrage led to more liberal voting records for the state’s two Congressional delegations.  In the Senate, suffrage changed voting behavior by an amount equal to almost 20 percent of the difference between Republican and Democrat senators.  Suffrage also coincided with changes in the probability that prohibition would be enacted and changes in divorce laws .

 

The point in adding this is to show how feminism, giving women the right to vote and govern, makes a nation feminine, rather than masculine as it should be—having misplaced feminine mercy rather than sound masculine governance/law.  Feminism turns a nation into a nanny state, rather than exercising sober masculine physical and financial responsibility and restraint—the chief cause of how we have arrived at this imminent monetary Armageddon.  Thus, one can categorically say that giving women the right to vote and govern is financially destroying this nation, and other nations as well.

 

Related to this, giving women the right to vote and govern is literally killing millions of babies, even contributing to this monetary Armageddon.  By killing our babies, this depletes a nation’s future potential.  Frankly, this infanticide is shocking and insane!

 

Roe v. Wade was filed by two feminist women attorneys who were members of the Women’s Equity Action League, an organization that worked for equal opportunity for women, and was co-founded by the same woman who co-founded the National Organization for Women, feminist Betty Friedan.  They filed this suit because they believed that women could not get equity in employment until “they had control over their fertility.”  Like the twisted serpent the woman listened to in the Garden, this is irrational, twisted justification.  But in 1973 abortion was made legal by the Supreme Court.  Since then, well over fifty-three million babies have been killed in America!  Today, over 3,300 babies are killed EVERY DAY in America!  That is over 1.2 million babies killed in a year!  Stunningly, 23% of all pregnancies in the United States end in abortion!  Women are abandoning their place and murdering their children!  Here alone, can anyone have any doubts about the TRAGIC effects of feminism, where the woman takes the place of the man?  (To learn more about this, read chapter 12 of The Curse of 1920.)

 

If you know that abortion is wrong and that people are deceived to not recognize this, then why would you not think and conclude that the same is true with regard to women voting and being involved in governance and entering into the man’s workforce and abandoning the home, which are at the very heart of abortion?  Why do you not recognize the systemic nature of ALL of these fruits of the woman abandoning her place as a mother and wife?  We have to accept the whole package and cannot pick and choose.  All of these tragic ills are from the same source and even curse that goes back to the Garden:  “Your desire will be for the place of your husband.”  Killing babies is not a unique exception.  If you want to stop abortion, then get women out of governance and out of the man’s workplace and back into the home!  Then, men will protect women and their children.  It is their God-given nature to do so.

 

Let us now see yet another evidence of the male and female, where the female is corrupting this nation and bringing it towards ruin.  This most demonstrative testimony is the stark difference between Republicans and Democrats.  Lott and Kenny noted that when women received the rights to vote, changes took place at the federal level leading to more liberal voting.  Clearly, Republicans evidence masculine law, and Democrats evidence feminine weakness and being easily deceived.  Democrats thereby advance feminism, homosexuality, abortion, destructive welfare, irresponsible spending, and the like; while Republicans seek the more masculine.  Democrats advance their cause and seek to manipulate the masses by feminine emotions and deception (the serpent), while Republicans seek moreso to use masculine logic.  Of course the Republicans are not perfect either, for they have been influenced in allowing women into governance.  If they were more truly masculine, they would have a platform against the Nineteenth Amendment.  But society is feminized and deceived from listening to the twisted serpent.  Even so, one can see the two starkly different male and female testimonies and the conflicts and unique characteristics that arise from this.  Here as well, the feminine Democrats need to submit to the masculine Republicans.

 

Next, in the writing, Arresting Our Fate Under Feminism, we carefully examine two specific areas relative to these destructive effects of feminism:  predominantly in education, as well as in the workplace.  We note how we have abandoned the principles, practices, and beliefs upon which this nation was founded; and that the solution is to forthrightly and fearfully return to them.  One of the earliest moves towards feminism was the desire of women for a higher education.  For two hundred years—throughout the latter 1600s, 1700s, and into the 1800s—our nation’s colleges were exclusively for men.  It was not until 1850, when the feminist movement began to be more prominently evidenced, that colleges began experimenting with coeducation, placing young men and women in the same educational facilities.  But as innocent as that may seem, it was the doorway to women abandoning the home and seeking the place of the man.

 

Today, according to the Census Bureau, in 2009 (the last year for which these statistics were published) 685,000 men and 916,000 women graduated from college.  Thus, 25 percent fewer men received college degrees than women.  In that same year, 260,000 men and 397,000 women received master’s degrees.  Thus, 35 percent fewer men received a master’s.  More recently, for 2011 high school graduates, the college enrollment rate was 72.3 percent for young women and 64.6 percent for young men (Bureau of Labor Statistics).  Again, women are abandoning their place in the home and seeking to be equal with the man—the curse of Genesis 3:16.  Where are the women who fulfill this much higher quest and purpose:  But women will be saved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint” (1 Timothy 2:15)?

 

Looking back to 1874 when feminism was beginning to make its push, Mrs. Annie Wittenmyer was elected the first President of the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union and served in that role for five years.  However, she lost that place to Ms. Frances Willard in 1879.  Why?  Because she refused to support women’s suffrage.  In her own words, here was her sober prediction as to the outcome of women’s suffrage.  She warned that it would: 

 

“Strike a fatal blow at the home!”

 

Today, looking at the fruits of the tragic women’s rights movement, her words have proven to be profoundly and soundly and sadly true!

 

Finally—and this is not in any regard the full extent of all the host of destructive ills we see today from the weaker, the woman—there is the complete and profound immodesty of women’s dress.  Chapter 7 of The Curse of 1920 addresses this matter of the woman being uncovered, so you can read more about this there.  Also, the two videos, The Slippery Slope of Compromise and part 3 of Abandoned!, address this.  Here, once again, we see the shameful and destructive effects of repeating the Garden:  becoming naked!  But frankly, it is far more than just improperly covering one’s body, but dressing in a way so as to seduce men and cause them to sin.  And, swimsuits are shameful beyond description!  Yahshua said, “Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks!  For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man [or woman] through whom the stumbling block comes” (Matthew 18:7)!  Tragically, women of the world indeed afford MANY stumbling blocks for men by the way they dress, and woe to these women!  But even more tragically, women who claim to follow Yahshua dress in the same way.  They are indeed walking in the ways of the world, causing men to stumble, and they naively ignore the VERY clear and grave warning:

 

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God [James 4:4].

 

Thus, WOE to these Christian women all the more!  It is amazing how common it is for these women, young and old, to dress like the world with immodesty and sensuality.  And as well, they follow in the ways of feminism and wear the pants that belong to the man.  You can read more about women and pants in The Curse of 1920, beginning on page 128.  And consistent with the woman’s iniquity for vanity, they of course take the man’s pants and modify them so as to seduce men with them, further becoming a stumbling block.

 

But what do the Scriptures say to these women?  First, in 1 Peter 3:3-4 women are clearly instructed:

 

Let not your behavior be the external braiding of the hair and putting on gold jewelry or putting on worldly garments, but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God [1 Peter 3:3-4].

 

And, in 1 Timothy 2:9-10 we read:

 

Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness.

 

The word “clothing” here is the Greek word “katastole,” which is a long garment that can be worn with dignity, one that fully covers the woman’s body without accentuating its form (read Coverings, “Kata, the Thorough Covering”).  Therefore, the Scriptures give clear and specific and much needed instruction to the woman who makes a claim to godliness—that her clothing is to be a modest and discrete dress that fully covers her body and her form.  OH, what a GREAT delight it is to see a woman who dresses in such Scriptural manner!  She is a PURE DELIGHT to behold, possessing a beauty that does not exist in the worldly woman.  It is highly recommended that you read the entire writing, Coverings.

 

A righteous man resents the way women dress so immodestly, unwantedly placing him in conflict with his own flesh.  As it is written, fleshly lusts wage war against the soul (1 Peter 2:11).  And briefly, a woman seeking after godliness will not wear “kosmos,” or “worldly,” cosmetics.  “Avon” is the Hebrew word for “iniquity,” and women seeking righteousness will put away this iniquity of cosmetics and seek to cover their faces with the beauty of simplicity and joy and contentment and goodness and peace.  Remember, it is written, “By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious:  anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God” (1 John 3:10).  Righteous behavior is NOT looking and acting like the world and causing men to be tempted to sin!  If a woman is hungering and thirsting for righteousness, she will put away immodest and masculine dress, as well as makeup, and clothe herself modestly and with simplicity, putting away vanity.

 

Concluding this section, what again is the testimony, the seed testimony, that God has given us from the beginning of man?  It is the weakness and vanity of the female, as well as the rebuke to the man:  “Because you have listened to the voice of your woman.”  And on this very basis, again, Paul set forth that the woman is not allowed to teach or exercise the authority of the man:  “A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.  But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise the authority of a man, but to remain quiet.  For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve.  And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being wholly deceived, fell into transgression” (1 Timothy 2:11-14).  Why can people today not learn from this and take sober heed to its warning?  Instead, they think themselves wiser than God.  But in fact, they too are listening to the serpent, and even as that lady pointed out, listening to the serpent through the woman.  When are men going to be godly and righteous men, reject this lie, and take their place and responsibility as governing head under Yahshua?

 

In addition, one could look at the Garden and conclude that if Eve had never listened to the serpent and sinned, averting the extension of that serpent through her to cause Adam to sin, in testimony we would not have sin in the world today.  In like regard, if women had not played the Eve and listened to Satan and demanded the rights to vote and entrance into higher education and into the man’s workplace and into governance, then we would not have the out of control spending and debt and deterioration of the family and society, and there would be fifty-three million more Americans living today.  Likewise, divorce would not be as high as it is, and the family would be far more stable and more godly.  Why?  Because the integrity and moral fiber of the home would have been preserved.  All one has to do is look back at the consequences of the Garden, to know that the same curse and destructive results have come about because women have played the Eve, even the serpent.  And as we briefly addressed, this temptation is all the more of the serpent in that women expose their nakedness, and with sensuality and worldliness provide yet another temptation and stumbling block for the man.  Ladies, . . . quit being devils!

 

Leading up to and in 1920 and since then, men have once again listened to the voice of the woman, and once again that curse of death has followed:  “Because you have listened to the voice of your woman . . . !

 

 

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